Project-Based Archaeological Dig

Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
Project-Based Archaeological Dig
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60 MB|57 pages
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Here’s a meaningful project your students will never forget. This CROSS CURRICULAR, HANDS-ON, REAL-WORLD project gives you everything you need to simulate an ARCHAEOLOGY DIG. Students use PLANNING, PROBLEM SOLVING, CRITICAL THINKING, and RESEARCH skills as they become archaeologists and feel like detectives solving a mystery. This can be used with many Social Studies Units of study such as civilizations, tribes, cultures, or time periods. Students utilize math with MEASUREMENT, AREA, and PERIMETER. They will be asked to read non-fiction informational texts and write about their experience as well as ORGANIZE RESEARCH. Practice worksheets prepare them for application of skills and fosters thinking and problem solving. Students PLAN, CREATE, ANALYZE, come up with THEORIES, and ask QUESTIONS. Choices for COMMUNICATING and SHARING their project are included. A two part RUBRIC asks students to REFLECT on their participation and work. Illustrated lesson plans, suggestions, and instructions are mainly for an outdoor project, but indoor directions are included. This is a terrific project for groups to learn COOPERATION and COLLABORATION.



* 12 Pages of Lesson Plans, Instructions, and Suggestions that include Communicating project results
* 42 Vocabulary Cards for understanding Archaeology
* 14 Essential Question Mini Posters
* Suggestions for Parent Letter and Supply List
* 2 Homework Projects and/or Class Activities
* 2 Practice Graphic Organizers with suggested answer keys to help students with critical thinking
* 1 Archaeology sites Area and Perimeter Practice with answer key
* 1 Coordinate Square Box Grid Practice with answer key
* 11 pages for a Student Journal where students record, sketch, analyze, draw conclusions, research and reflect on their findings
* Project Participation/Cooperation Rubric for student reflection and teacher grade
* Project Rubric for Written Work
* 16 half pages of a sample Student Photo Journal one of my classes made at the end of the project.
* Bonus extended Hands-On project on-line and explained

If you are interested in a more comprehensive resource of ARCHAEOLOGY VOCABULARY with ACTIVITIES and ASSESSMENTS click on the link below.

Archaeology Word Wall, Activities, Assessments, and Application

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